The final day

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The incredible old trees in the Amazon

We woke early to the sounds of the forest and Joseph cooking us breakfast.  Swinging in my hammock just taking in the sounds was a really special moment.  The quiet peace of a forest so old it knows stories that man has forgotten is a unique sound.  We packed down camp and then went for our final activity, swimming with the pink dolphins that the Amazon is famous for. 

We arrived and found a bucket of fish and 25 hungry, and slightly aggresive, pink dolphins.  It´s a sad fact that tourism creates changes that not all of us agree with and paying $50 reais to feed wild animals so we can take photos is one of them.  It is however a wonderful experience to get so close to these beautiful animals and none of us could resist the opportunity.

Survivor!
  So off we went and it was a great experience to touch them and swim with them.  We had around 45 mins with them and it was wonderful watching them swim and jump through the water and play around our legs. 

As we sailed back to the green lodge it was with a heavy heart.  What a privellege, what an experience to have been here and seen this place.  Where the varities of green shades, trees, landscapes and animals are numerous and the lands and people so old.  Knowing that this place has been here so long and continues to regulate our world makes me feel so humble to have been here at all and even more determined to protect it. 

What an incredible three days, what a way to realise a dream.

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The incredible old trees in the Am…
The incredible old trees in the A…
Survivor!
Survivor!
Pink dolphins ... for real!
Pink dolphins ... for real!
Feeding the dolphins
Feeding the dolphins
Bye bye Amazon lodge
Bye bye Amazon lodge
The Amazon
photo by: melsadventure